1807-1882. U.S. poet.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
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It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.
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Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait -- not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion.
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Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody.
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Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
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Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.
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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
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Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship. Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
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In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
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